Dare I say that really, I know some of you are about to get millions of snowflakes dumped on you! I love snowflakes! I always say it’s natures glitter and so you can imagine just how excited I was to walk into The Home Depot and see kits I designed sitting there on the shelves! Awesome feeling!! They’re offered at a great price too – You’ll get a 12 x 12 sheet and enough product to create three snowflakes for $9.88. WHAT? That’s a crazy good deal!
I this how-to video, I share with you a simple idea on how to make snowflakes with decorative metal sheets from MD Hobby and Craft. I love the elliptical pattern because it’s so versatile! The pattern is just beautiful too!. there is so much more you can do with it – See my post on industrial chic decor.
After attending the Paperworld and Creativeworld show last year in Germany, I was inspired to create my version what I saw. Hundreds of snowflakes adorned dining tables as centerpieces, charger plates and more. Who doesn’t love glitter and especially nature’s glitter? I used a variety of different patterns of aluminum sheets by MD Hobby to create this elegant place setting.
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How to make snowflake ornaments
M D Hobby & Craft supplies:
- 12 x 12 aluminum sheet – Elliptical
- Magnetic sheets – galvanized steel
- Metal working gloves
- Tin snips
- Metal hole punch
- Glitter glue – silver
- Sharpie marker
- Jump rings
- Metal file
- Fishing line (monofilament)
Use the templates to find the pattern on the metal.
- Mark pattern with a sharpie marker. (snow ornament 1)
- Snip away excess metal with tin snips to reveal base snowflake shape and smooth rough edges with metal file
- Cut additional branches for snowflake
- Insert end of branch through one of the openings in the base and bend up backwards matching the shape to backwards to secure. (snow ornament 2)
- Hammer bended area flat
- Apply glitter glue and rhinestones. Allow to dry. (snow ornament 3)
- Punch hole at top of snowflake with the metal hole punch and attach a chain of 4 jump rings.
- Cut a strip of galvanized sheet 1 in wide by desired length.
- Use fingers to bend and shape curves. (snow ornament 4)
- Punch a hole at the top and the bottom .
- Attach snowflake to bottom with jump rings
- Attach monofilament fishing line to the top hole and hang where desired.
- Repeat above steps to create additional snowflakes. You can adjust the length of the galvanized steel hangers by making the curves larger or smaller.
Just so you know: I was compensated by MD Hobby and Craft for the materials used in this project and video.